“Back in the day”…when I ran a fair sized cabinet and fixture fab shop. My age is showing. Those phrases recalling the past are all too frequently uttered.
A bit of history. That shop was in the 1995 to 2006 time frame. Profitable operation. I had production grade equipment, used CAD for design, sheet optimization software for layout and cutlists. In this process somewhere labels were printed and placed on the parts as they were cut manually on the panel saw.
At the time we were “state of the art”.
Fifteen years later a lot, everything, has changed. Although I still see a need to have the CNC cut parts marked with some info. Part name and cabinet assembly the part belongs to at a minimum. As I recall our labels (stick on) had; part name, cabinet number and OA dimensions.
How are users identifying parts?